A Formal Model of Organization
This chapter will present a formal model for interorganizational issues. An organization is a complex system of interconnected human and nonliving machines (subsystems). As such, it is a natural candidate for what is referred to as the systems approach, i.e., a holistic perspective taking into account as many facets as possible yet within a manageable framework. The systems approach has been used in numerous studies of organizations such as those by Drenick , Kast and Rosenzweig , and Takahara and Mesarovic .
KeywordsOrganizational Level Resource Input Manipulate Variable Coordination Variable Viable System Model
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